What is Button Up Vermont?
Button Up Vermont is a statewide effort to cut energy needed for heating and cooling. We clean up our roads and parks in the spring on Green Up Day to get ready for the summer. The steps we take for Button Up Season get us ready for the winter and help us meet our state renewable energy goals.
Why it matters
There are two reasons why adding button up items to your checklist this season are worth your time: climate change and cash in your pocket.
- Our climate is changing. That means more intense storms like Irene, unpredictable sugaring seasons, and new health challenges could be around the bend. Check out the full scope of what we face at Vermont's new climate dashboard. To lead the way for the rest of the country, Vermont has aggressive goals to reduce the amount of energy we use. But we're behind. To get there, we all need to take small and big steps to cut the energy we use, at home, at businesses, at places we volunteer. We can do this. We just need you on board.
- The great part about reducing the energy we use is that we stop wasting money. That's more money to spend on goods and services at home rather than paying for gas or oil from out of state. Energy independence can lead to stable families and a stronger Vermont. Time to button up.
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